By Michael Burgan
The nice Empires of the previous set narrates the tales of crucial empires in global heritage and appears at their impression at the ultra-modern. every one full-color quantity makes a speciality of a particular empire or civilization, exploring its upward thrust and fall, spheres of impact, key occasions, and important personalities. Divided into components, the 1st part narrates the heritage of the empire from its roots to its ultimate death. the second one half explores the tradition, society, and everyday life of the voters on the top of the empire. each one appealing identify positive factors full-color images and maps, «Connections» packing containers that spotlight the results of the empires strategies and associations on todays global, and «In their very own phrases» sidebars that emphasize fundamental resource files. A chronology, word list, bibliography, updated extra assets, and a complete index whole those volumes, that are excellent for college kids carrying out examine or readers easily drawn to those empires from the previous. checklist of volumes: Empire of Alexander the good Empire of historic Egypt Empire of old Greece Empire of old Rome Empire of the Aztecs Empire of the Incas Empire of the Islamic global Empire of the Mongols Empires of historic Mesopotamia Empires of historic Persia Empires of Medieval West Africa Empires of the Maya
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However, Augustus could choose who would take over as emperor when he died, and he preferred to keep the power within his family. The Senate, however, would have to approve the choice. No Roman emperor could guarantee that he could create a family dynasty. Augustus did not have any sons, so at first he considered passing on his authority to one of his grandsons. ), as his choice to succeed him. e. indd 46 7/30/09 9:37:51 AM The Empire at Its Peak as Augustus himself held. , just before Augustus’s death.
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Indd 30 7/30/09 9:37:07 AM The Birth and Growth of Rome three Greek dynasties that followed Alexander the Great. But even as they defeated the Greeks in battle, the Romans continued to embrace Greek culture, also known as Hellenism. , Rome was almost constantly at war. In addition to fighting in the east, the Romans battled to secure their control of the Iberian peninsula. They also fought tribes of Gauls in the north of the Italian peninsula. In those two regions, the Romans took direct control of territory.